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raising major concerns for fewer crews on the scene right now. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live with video. >> reporter: frank and michelle, that gushing water actually slammed into the scaffolding of the building behind me. you can see that damage there. you can see part of the beam has been bent in and that's why the roads are blocked, because authorities are right now trying to assess if that scaffolding i safe. video from earlier shows gushing watertown 40 feet high. water at up to 40 feet. they were trying to pull over a driver for a minor traffic violation, he fled and crashed into a hydrant causing the water break. police took the driver into custody suspected of dui and we don't know at this point if the driver sustained any injuries.
back out live, essex street off folsom is blocked. if you are going to the bay bridge, you have to find a different route. a firefighter said that they are going to assess the safety of that scaffolding and once they find out it is safe they will reopen these roads hopefully that can be soon. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. an on-ramp to the bay bridge is closed not making many morning commuters happy. >> no. not at all. if you are trying to access the lower deck of the bay bridge it's blocked off because of the accident. use 1st instead. the good news it's the noncommute direction so hopefully traffic won't be too busy on the lower deck of the bay bridge at the skyway. we are taking a live look at the area there off the freeway. traffic extra volume on that westbound side coming off the upper deck of the bay bridge. no metering lights though as you work your way towards the toll plaza. elsewhere, if you are trying to take bart or ace, everything is right on time. caltrain, ferries looking good. muni no major delays yet so
because of that accident, the outbound treasure island bus may be affected. probably they will reroute the first as well because of the essex street ramp being blocked. westbound 580 at airway looks like an accident stuck in lanes with a bit of a backup slow out. altamont pass better once you hit 680. east 580 north greenville to north flynn roadwork should be there until 11:00. so expect delays. that's a look at traffic. here's lawrence. >> all right, gianna. i know you're going to be disappointed but no rain around the bay area today. we are drying things out, outside. still some fog as we got a lot of moisture on the ground left from those storm systems rolling through california. it looks like most of the stormy weather now headed eastward. we'll dry things out over the next couple of days. really the main weather concern over the next few days will be some of that dense fog late night and early-morning hours. outside skies are mostly cloudy, mild temperatures, 50s across the board, 56 degrees in san jose. 54 in san francisco. and 56 in livermore. i think as we head toward the afternoon we'll find some partly cloudy skies, 60s into
much of the south bay. heading to the east bay may take longer for the low clouds and fog it break up. so plan on upper 50s and low 60s. and then inside the bay, you will find about 60 degrees in oakland. 59 in san francisco. and about 59 degrees also in sausalito so warr weather is on the way in time for the weekend. more coming up. >> thank you. a deadly fire is under investigation here in san francisco in the ingleside heights neighborhood. fire started about 8:30 last night at the home on saint charles avenue. one person was found dead inside that home. a lot of questions this morning about pleasant hill's second homicide of the year. deputies found a body near interstate 680 and concord avenue around 9:30 last night. no information on the victim, suspect or motive. the first homicide was on february 10 when a 21-year-old man died during a drive-by shooting. police say a missing california woman has been found alive but her boyfriend did not
survive. the pair from sacramento county went missing during last week's storm. it appears their car got stuck in the snow off highway 88 in alpine county. rodrick clifton and paul that lane were last seen at a 7- eleven. paula was found by a family method last night walking outside of a car on the highway. she was then taken to the hospital with frostbite. authorities have identified a body found in the area as rodrick clifton. police say it appears clifton went to get help and never came back to the car. >> they may have been sightseeing and got stuck in the snow. reports are that they may have slept in the vehicle for at least one night. rodrick left the vehicle it seek help and when he did not return, paula left to seek help. >> paula is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery . oakland police have fended off the feds. now a judge needs to sign off on this last-minute deal with
civil rights attorneys. the much criticized police force agreed to a compliance director appointed by a judge and paid for by the city. cbs 5 insider phil matier says both sides can claim a partial victory. >> the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. most importantly, what they avoid is a complete federal takeover something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could also lead to a judge telling them that they don't have enough cops and ordering them to hire more. >> according to the "oakland tribune," oakland will be the city in the nation -- the first city in the nation to have its police command staff under the authority of a court-appointed director. san francisco supervisors are considering a pilot program to allow some police officers to carry tasers. the board committee meets about that this morning. the coalition on homelessness plans to protest though. it says the introduction of tasers increased deaths at the hands of officers.
some other bay area headlines now on this thursday. candles and flowers sit at the site where a bicyclist was gunned down near a berkeley school yesterday. family and friends believe the victim, 50-year-old pamela mullins, was riding her bike home tuesday night when she was shot and killed. she was just 100 feet from her apartment. police have not released any suspect information. and a series of robberies at the carquinez bridge toll plaza is apparently solved. california highway patrol planning a news conference this morning to announce the arrest of suspects in the case. the robberies happened earlier this year. if you haven't had fresh crab this season, it might be too late. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at san francisco's fisherman's wharf where the crab boats are idle. good morning, anne. >> reporter: these things have a way of working themselves out. it is an issue of economics, the law of supply and demand. but boy, i was back here in mid- november, when the season started. this place was alive with
enthusiasm and now this strike has all boats docked. no crab are being caught in the san francisco bay as we speak. before the season started, fishermen and wholesalers had agreed to a price of $3 a pound for fresh dungeness crab, a little higher than normal. last year it was $2.25. fishermen said they needed more money because there were fewer crabs in the bay and the higher price of fuel. fish brokers say demand is down so they only want to pay $1.80. now that both are idle supply is down and caught in the middle of all this people who like to eat dungeness crab. some retailers say their tanks are empty. it's the law of economics so i think it will balance out. i don't know how long that will take. it's san francisco bay that is participating in the strike as well as half moon bay and bodega bay. live on fisherman's wharf anne makovec, cbs 5. new this morning, duchess of cambridge is resting at the kensington palace now after
being discharged from her london hospital. she was treated for acute morning sickness but apparently feeling much better now. earlier today with her husband by her side the prince there she was all smiles leaving the king edward vie hospital ii hospital. john mcafee is under arrest in guatemala. the founder of santa clara software company mcafee taken into custody yesterday accused of entering guatemala illegally. mcafee is the person of interest in a murder of a neighbor in belize. he had been in hiding but this week surfaced in guatemala to seek asylum. he says he is the victim of a government conspiracy in belize. i had to leave but the story has to get out. i have documentation that proves the intense corruption at all levels of the belizian government. now that i'm in a safe place, i can speak freely. >> mcafee still may face
deportation though back to belize. the egyptian army now has tanks outside the presidential palace in cairo amid worsening clashes between protestors and supporters of the syrian government. overnight, violence killed five people and injured more than 600 others. mohamed morsi critics began protesting two weeks ago when the president gave himself unrestricted power. an norms u.s. official says secretary of state hillary clinton plans to meet with russian diplomats and a u.n. peace envoy for syria. the civil war ramped up in recent days with violent attacks and the u.s. fears syria's leader bashar assad is closer to using chemical weapons against anti-government rebels. a new warning about a baby recliner titled to several infant deaths. >> plus, new tires, gps upgrades? the tricky way state lawmakers got taxpayers to fix up their personal cars. and an amazing rescue under water how a group of scuba
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they cut off a thick rope tt had wrapped itself around te animal's body .. the whale k is 33 feet lon a group of scuba dives in mexico rescued a pregnant whale shark. they cut off a thick rope that this wrapped itself around the animals' body. it could have been months or years. there's barnacles on the rope. the whale shark is 33 feet long. it weighs 15 tons. whale sharks are the largest fish species in existence. despite their size, they are considered harmless to humans. they are docile. but they finally got the rope off. you can see the scar there. but he just went off and said, thank you, in his own little
way. >> flad they got that off. no kidding. 6:14. let's check the roads with gianna. >> it's getting busy out there. the morning commute heating up at the bay bridge where they have just turned the metering lights on. you can see traffic is now slow- and-go as you work your way towards the toll plaza there, slow up the incline, improves on the upper deck towards san francisco. we have street problems in san francisco. cate caugiran has been covering this at essex and folsom due to an accident that took out a fire hydrant. essex closed at folsom access to the bay bridge on the east side closed use 1st as an alternate and may affect treasure island bus 108 outbound. they use that ramp as well so they will use 1st street as an alternate. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries no delays. accident clearing westbound 580 at airway in the center divide but traffic still slow-and-go a backup there slow anyway as you work your way out of the
altamont pass. eastbound side of 580 also dealing with a few brake lights. ongoing roadwork from greenville to north flynn. they are hoping to wrap it up before 11:00 but that's the scheduled time it's supposed to be there. 880 has been a nice ride for most of the morning. here's a live look. extra volume both directions but overall an easy commute between 28 and the maze. looks like san jose starting to see a few brake lights for the morning commute. northbound 101 slow and go through san jose near mckee. we are also not seeing brake lights along 280. that doesn't get under way for another 30 minutes. guadalupe parkway looking good. highway 17 not showing any problems. extra volume though as you work your way through milpitas. we are seeing a few extra cars westbound 237 from 880 to 101. still about a 7-minute ride there and antioch we have some roadwork on the eastbound side that's been cleared westbound though lots of brake lights as you work your way through there. gets a lot better on the eastshore freeway. that's a look at the morning drive. let's check the forecast. lawrence? >> gianna, i love the rain. but even i'm looking forward to this break in the stormy weather. outside, still a lot of raindrops left behind and that
moisture in the atmosphere skies are mostly cloudy this morning. and some thicker fog showing up at some of the valleys so watch out for that traveling around the bay area today. still, that will begin to break up in the latter part of the afternoon. temperatures right now fairly mild in the 50s. 55 in san jose. 54 in san francisco. and 56 in livermore. as you head around the bay area, thick fog probably the main concern the next couple of days at least into the late night and early-morning hours. by the afternoon partly cloudy skies and a dry weather pattern setting up now not only for today but for the foreseeable future. high pressure will sneak in here. the storm clouds moved to the east this ridge is going to build in over the next couple of days. looks like we could see an offshore wind toward the latter part of the weekend. we are seeing delays at sfo to 48 minutes because of low cloud deck early on but by the afternoon that should give way to sunshine. around the country mostly cloudy skies in houston and cloudy into denver 53 degrees. a cool 47 in chicago and 45 degrees but mostly sunny in new york. low clouds and thick fog early on today that should begin to break up throughout the day and
by the afternoon a little bit of sunshine sneaking through. temperatures going to stay fairly mild in most spots but we'll see a return probably of some low clouds an thick tule fog in the valleys tonight and tomorrow morning. temperatures in the 50s and 60s in the south bay. 50s into antioch. probably low 60s into livermore and also walnut creek. and inside the bay sunshine this afternoon and a couple of passing clouds. and temperatures in the 50s and 60s. next couple of days, we are going to see some decent weather. it should stay dry. warmer as we head in towards sunday and monday. we'll stay dry to the middle of next week. back to you. >> thank you. a phone call between president obama and house speaker john boehner may be a positive sign in all of this "fiscal cliff" drama, they spoke yesterday raising hopes that formal talks will resume on how to to avoid across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases. we have been saying this for weeks. they will kick in if a budget
agreement is not reached by year's end. a number of state lawmakers had their cars fixed and you paid for it. lawmakers lost the perk of a free car about a year ago at least 37 of them deciding to buy the cars. that was an option. they have been using them when the state sold them. first they had all the cars repaired and maintained at state expense. $78,000 worth of work. >> as a taxpayer, you know, it's my money going to it so it's frustrating. >> doesn't sound fair. we work really hard for our money. >> we do. but a source in the legislature says the work was worth it. the state got more money when it sold the cars that were not bought by the lawmakers but had the repairs done. they got more money for those cars. so i guess it evens out. same-sex marriage is now legal in the state of washington. dozens of gay and lesbians got in line to pick up marriage licenses at the county courthouse of every in seattle. governors signed the measure into law yesterday. the state has a three-day
waiting period. so the earliest weddings could take place over the weekend on sunday. the feds are targeting a baby recliner maker after five babies died using the product. this is a new model of the nap nanny called the chill. the cpsc says the device poses substantial risk of injury and in some cases death to babies. the first two versions of the nap nanny were recalled after four deaths. the commission says it has received more than 70 reports of children nearly falling out of those recliners. it's 6:20 right now. who has just been named head coach at cal. >> and it's an 18-foot fadeaway a buzzer beater that earned our play of the day. we have it coming up. >> very stormy weather around the bay area. lots of snow though in the high country if you have to get up there to ski, here's the snow report.
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big football game to understand, the raiders taking on the broncos! should be a grea game. i hope it is! cool with 58 degrees. >> at the raider game tonight, bay bridge backed up with the metering lights on, san mateo bridge and golden gate bridge looking good. >> broncos have some guy named peyton manning? i hear he's good. >> i don't know. we'll see. cal bears have a new head football coach. there he is, sonny dykes who replaced jeff tedford who was fired last month.
dykes got louisiana tech to a mighty impressive 9-3 record in his third year at tech. the bulldogs have the top ranked offense in the country so hopefully he can do something at cal. he is 43 years old taking over a team in a finished 3-9 under ted forked last year. one down six to go on the world's longest road trip of the year. golden state led detroit by 2 at halftime then the guards went on a tear. klay thompson hit 5 three because in the 3rd quarter and stephen curry had his fourth straight double-double with 22 points and 10 assists. warriors win 104-97 and continue the trip tomorrow in brooklyn. >> she is a sports gal! a last second thrill for our play of the day nba. we got new york at charlotte. we are tied up at 98. 3.4 ticks left in the game. here's how it finished. >> kidd to j.r. smith, not using it, smith flips it up for the win, it's good!! j.r. smith nails it! >> with that, knicks' j.r.
smith is a lot more popular with his teammates, gets mobbed. the knicks win 100-98. one more time -- >> nice. >> boom. >> you know j.r. smith was a nugget and he used to pull that all the time. >> i won't hold that against him. [ laughter ] 6:25. coming up, off the table. what's behind a strike by bay area crab fishermen? >> plus, finally found. the search for a couple missing in a snowstorm end up in the sierra but only one is still alive. >> roads are blocked in san francisco after a car slammed into a hydrant. we'll show you just how bad the damage got and when we can expect to see the roads reopen. ,, ,,,,,,
you can take a look at just how high that water was gushing. >> a police stop and a massive spout of water in san francisco. >> we need a response from the white house. we can't sit here and negotiate with ourselves. >> still no face-to-face talks on that "fiscal cliff." >> there will be no deal without a compromise on taxes. >> state lawmakers fixing their cars on your dime. >> as a taxpayer, you know, it's my money going to it so it's certainly frustrating. >> oakland police fend off the feds. >> most importantly, what they avoid is a complete federal takeover something that would be an embarrassment for the city. >> i have documentation that proves the intense corruption at all levels of the belizian government. >> busted and heading back to belize. silicon valley tycoon john mcafee is now under arrest. >> the dungeness crab season just got started and already, the boats are idle. >> from across the bay -- >> it's just imagine cal for
me. >> -- to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning, it's thursday, december 6. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:30 on this thursday. a broken hydrant left a wet mess in downtown san francisco. roads have been blocked off now as they are trying to clean it up. >> it all started when a driver refused to pull over for a traffic stop. but cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live with more. good morning, cate. >> good morning, frank and michelle. yes, those roads are still blocked. all they are waiting on now is the scaffolding contractor to come and take a look at that damage that you can see to the building. once he can assess it is safe they hope to reopen essex street within the next half hour or hour. now, that building sustained some damage after that hydrant breakwater was gushing up to 40 feet high. now, this happened after a driver crashed into the hydrant after trying to get away from
officers. this happened just before 4:00 this morning. police say officers were trying to pull over the driver for a minor traffic violation. and then it ended in that watery mess up to 50,000 gallons of water out on san francisco streets. the driver was taken into custody. firefighters and police have left is the scene. contractors are waiting for the scaffolding contractor to come and fully assess the damage. you can kind of see how bad it caused that dent into the beams there on that building. it's at the base of the building. again, once the contractor can determine that it is safe, they hope to reopen this road and again, the on-ramp to the bay bridge within the half hour or next hour. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. well, as you just heard from kate there are some issues out there especially in the city. let's kick it over to gianna and find out how the roads are this thursday. >> reporter: in the meantime since you cannot access the bay bridge from essex you want to
use the first street ramp instead to get on the eastbound side of the bay bridge. >> slow heading into san francisco. >> the metering lights are on this morning. you might want to use bart instead. traffic is moving pretty well as far as mass transit goes. traffic slow towards the pay gates at the bay bridge toll plaza. in fact, let's get a live look at conditions. we have our mobile5 unit on an a.c. transit bus cruising around the bay area and you can see traffic really starting to load up there as you work your way towards the bay bridge. slow off the eastshore freeway, as well. but dry conditions this morning for your morning commute, right, lawrence? >> isn't that nice to see a break in all the stormy weather as the storm clouds now finally heading eastward? but leaving behind some raindrops in all that moisture in the atmosphere causing some fog outside. so if you are heading out the door watch out for that. some of that thick into some of the valleys but you can see
that storm is moving out. looks like dry weather to come not only today but for the foreseeable future. outside cloudy skies over the bay the temperatures not bad to start out the day into the 50s. 57 and mild into oakland. 54 in san francisco. and 55 in san jose. i think by the afternoon, we'll squeeze in some partly cloudy skies, temperatures up into the low 60s in much of the south bay. as you make your way into parts of the east bay it will take a little longer for some of the low clouds to break up so probably a cool 59 in antioch, 61 livermore and 61 in pleasanton and inside the bay, we'll see a mix of sun and clouds temperatures mainly in the 40s and 60s. that's a look at weather. back to you >> thank you. police are investigating after a body was found in a burnt-out home in san francisco. crews battled the fire on saint charles avenue around 8:30 last night. flames were put out quickly and a body was found inside. no details about the victim.
and new information on a victim -- -- no information on a victim, suspect or motive in pleasant hill's second homicide of the year. deputies found a body at 680 and concord around 9:30 last night. the first homicide was february 10 when a 21-year-old man died during a drive-by shooting. the search for a missing california couple is over. police have found the body of rodrick clifton. his girlfriend paula lane was found alive. the pair from sacramento county went missing during last week's storm. it appears their car got stuck in the snow off highway 88 in alpine county. clifton and lane were last seen at a 7-eleven in citrus heights before leaving for nevada. she was found by family last night walking on the highway and lane was taken to the hospital with frostbite. authorities though have identified a body found in the area as clifton. police say it appears he went to get help and never came back to the car. >> they may have been sightseeing and got stuck in
the snow. reports are that they may have stayed or slept in the vehicle for at least one night. rodrick left the vehicle to seek help. and when he did not return, paula left to seek help. >> paula lane is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery. san jose police are looking into a deadly hit-and-run accident on the city's east side. it happened shortly before 6:00 last night at south white and quimby roads. police say a dark colored van or suv struck a man who was crossing the street. the victim died at the hospital. police ask witnesses to call the police or call crimestoppers. oakland police this morning are searching for a driver who hit a police officer around 11:00 last night near 6th and washington. police tell us the officer was not seriously hurt, but a driver could face hit-and-run charges. oakland may have avoided a government takeover of its police department. now a judge needs to sign off
on a last-minute deal that they put together last night. the much criticized police force agreed to a compliance director appointed by a judge and paid by the city. cbs 5 insider phil matier says both sides claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. most importantly, what they avoid is a complete federal takeover, something that would embarrass the city and lead to a judge telling they have to hire more cops. >> according to the "oakland tribune" oakland will be the first city in the nation to have its police command staff under the authority of a court- appointed director. some other bay area headlines on a thursday. tasers will be the hot topic before a committee of supervisors here in san francisco this morning. members will consider a pilot program to allow some of the police department's crisis intervention team to carry the stun guns. opponents of the program plan
to pack that meeting in protest this morning. and the santa clara 49ers stadium continues to take shape in a big way with another big moment planned today. a topping out ceremony is scheduled as the construction crew installs the uppermost structural steel beam. check it out. the team says the stadium project is still on time and should be open for the 2014 nfl season. crab season has come to an abrupt halt off the bay area coast. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at fisherman's wharf in san francisco where crab boats are sitting in port this morning not good for crab lovers, anne. >> reporter: no. but, you know, who it is good for? crabs. the cages that normally trap them are idle on the boats here behind me because of a strike that's going on now. it's all a dispute over price and comes down to the simple laws of economics. now, the season started back in
mid-november. everything was going very well until sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were planning to drop the price of wholesale crab from $3 a pound, which they had agreed upon, to as low as $1.80 a pound. brokers say that's because after thanksgiving, demand for dungeness dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. well, now that crab boats are idle, supply is dropping. in fact, some retailers say they have no crabs left in their tank and we'll see how long that lasts. these things usually have a way of working themselves out. once the feet are put to the fire. in the meantime, there is no professional crab fishing in san francisco bay, half moon bay and bodega bay. live on fisherman's wharf, anne makovec, cbs 5. new this morning, the duchess of cambridge is now resting at kensington palace of. she was released today from the hospital after being treated for morning sickness.
with her husband and flowers, she was all smiles leaving the king edward vii hospital. royal officials say kate is less than 12 weeks pregnant with their first child. john mcafee under arrest in guatemala. he was taken into custody yesterday. he is accused of crossing the border illegally into guatemala. mcafee is a person of interest in the murder of the neighbor in belize. he had been in hiding but this week he surfaced in guatemala to seek asylum. mcafee believes he is the victim of a government conspiracy in belize. >> i have documentation that proves the intense corruption at all levels of the belizian government. now that i'm in a safe place, i can speak freely. >> mcafee's arrest was for entering guatemala illegally. he could face deportation back to belize. next month the colorado
movie theater where a gunman opened fire will start showing movies once again. aurora's mayor says the cineplex will open to the public on january 18. before the re-opening, though, family members of the shooting victims will be allowed inside. 12 people were killed, 58 others were injured when james holmes allegedly opened fire on the crowd watching the latest batman movie back in july. i guess the first couple of days they are going to let people in for free. >> right. >> to watch some of the movies but your're from that area. it must be tough to go in there. >> i bet it would be tough. especially for those families to go in there. are they going to open it reopen it, keep it closed? they are going to open. we'll see how they do. 6:41. coming up, why chocolate tastes better when you're dieting. of course. >> tastes good all the time, for crying out loud! plus absolutely stunning. the never before seen images of earth at night coming your way. >> and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the
early numbers. a mixed bag this morning. coming up an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. ,,
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root for? >> who are you rooting senator. >> who else would i root for? the game will be dry if you plan to head out. cloudy skies but no rain this morning. going to keep things dry around the bay area for today. but all the raindrops left behind so we're seeing fog out there this morning. temperatures generally in the 50s outside. i think as we head throughout the day we'll enjoy it as the clouds break up a little bit. becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon hours, then the dry weather pattern settling in now not only today but right through the weekend. looks like this weekends we could see some very nice weather. so we are looking dry now. the cold front has moved east. high pressure going to start to lift and build into the bay area the next couple of days maybe even an offshore wind by the latter part of the weekend. delays at sfo 48 minutes because of low cloud cover. traveling around the rest of the country mostly cloudy skies into houston and 73. cloudy in denver, 53 degrees. a chilly 47 in chicago. and 45 degrees but mostly sunny in new york. we are expecting the clouds to
give way to some sunshine this afternoon. at least some partly cloudy skies. and then it looks like we are going to stay dry and other than night and morning low clouds and fog, we are looking at decent days ahead. the temperatures a little cool though, plan on 50s and low 60s. the next couple of days no rain in the forecast. by sunday we get offshore winds going and temperatures soaring up into the 60s. looking good and by the way, if you want to head out to the big game tonight, that's right, the oakland coliseum, it will be a little bit cool. go, raiders! right, gianna? >> i don't know. i'm a charger fan. [ laughter ] >> sorry. >> really? >> yeah, really. it is what it is. sorry. born and raised in san diego. go raiders, whatever. [ laughter ] moving to the freeways. traffic is backed up. the metering lights are on so slow conditions towards in. not quite to the maze just yet. that's the good news. if you are trying to access the bay bridge from city streets we have a trouble spot at essex and folsom.
eastbound bay bridge access from essex is blocked because of an earlier accident where a vehicle took out a hydrant. use 1st as an alternate. not too many delays just yet but heads up there. not the case on the altamont pass. westbound 580 slow-and-go through there. earlier accident at airway has been cleared but you're peretti much stacked up about 28 minutes now to work your way towards 680. seeing delays off the eastshore freeway as well towards the maze. and 880 at whipple northbound had a wreck on the right shoulder that's cleared. southbound slow and go out of hayward as you work your way into fremont. that's a look at your drive. back to you guys. >> all right, gianna. thanks. the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck. ♪ [ music ] >> brubeck died yesterday of heart failure on his way to the hospital for a scheduled check- up. he was born 92 years ago today. in concord. his most famous jazz hit was "take 5" from 1959. he learned the piano from his
mother and after leading an army band during world warmed 2 he studied at mills college in oakland. >> interesting. ♪ [ music ] the 2013 grammy nominations were announced here on cbs 5 last night during a star- studded special. >> yeah. check that out. that looks like the who right there. call me maybe is up for song of the year and indy pop year fun is nominated in all categories including best new artist record and song of the year. catch of the grammys here on cbs 5 on february 10. >> plenty of news this morning about a silicon valley giant. apple. >> here to talk about it jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >> they had a tough day yesterday. >> apple's worst day for stock in four years. sell-off for 6% losing $35 billion in market cap.
that would have been enough money to buy yahoo, blackberry maker research in motion and seagate technology. just a rough day for apple on a number of fronts. worries that the ipad is losing more ground to the competition. lower sales of higher margin iphones in the current quarter. also, today, apple and samsung are back in federal court in san jose over their ongoing patent battle. apple down 2% today so far. the labor department a big drop in first time weekly unemployment claims. and for the first time in several weeks, the effects of superstorm sandy largely ruled out. the four-week average at 408,000 is still elevated. most of the year we have seen claims around that 370,000 to 375,000 level which suggests modest growth. we get the november employment growth tomorrow. that's a key factor although again sandy will distort the
numbers. flat start on wall street. investors still looking for some progress. dow down 1, nasdaq down 1, s&p down 1, as well. apple shares down 1.25%. back to you. >> it's 1s across the board. thank you. the new reality in washington state recreational use of marijuana is now legal. hundreds of people showed up at the space needle to celebrate at midnight. voters approved the law last month. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing and selling it is still a crime. colorado by the way also legalized recreational use of marijuana but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. just two years after arriving in the bay area, the "fresh & easy" market chain could be going away. there are 19 "fresh & easy" markets in the bay area employing about 500 people. the british owner of the
grocery chain says it's under taking a wide-ranging review of the business and that includes potentially selling off the stores. having trouble staying away from sweets while you're on a diet? who doesn't? it may not be your fault after all. research% northwestern university found sweets taste so much better when the person is cheating on a diet. the results show the more guilty you feel, the more pleasure you get from eating the treat. a little drama goes a long way. >> yes. some say it is the perfect gift for the fast food fan who has just about everything. i'm not convinced. but pizza hut has come out with a limited edition perfume. the company's marketing firm jokingly posted a status on facebook in canada asking what people would call a cent that captured the aroma of pizza hut pizza. so many people responded that the company decided hey, let's give it a go. so 110 bottles were produced and handed out to facebook fans in canada because nothing says romance more than a pepperoni pizza. >> who wants to smell like
that? >> there's some people out there that probably would love it. >> i guess. >> one sitting right over there doing weather. [ laughter ] well, red, green and ugly. >> ugly! a wisconsin teen has an online business for tacky christmas sweaters. he built a stockpile at every flea market, thrift store and yard sale across six states. the result is a website, ultimateuglychristmas.comwhere his sweaters sell up to $50 apiece. >> the more colorful the more action the more eye-popping things that's our definition of ugly. >> i know what i'm getting you now, frank. >> got plenty, believe me. >> chipping out sweaters at a pace -- shipping out sweaters at a pace of 40 a day and graduates from high school next year. >> there are ugly christmas sweater parties. >> i get one every year from my in-laws and the good will gets
it a week later. what are you doing? >> i'm calling them and telling. >> don't bother. i have already filled them in. >> time now 6:53. coming up a final check of your top stories. >> plus, when lanes will reopen after a driver shears off a fire hydrant and that happened this morning. that and more coming up. ,, ,,,,,,
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hydrant that blocked off sts in downtown san francisco. at one point, water was gusg up to 40 feet high. officery e driver refused t police say drugs or alcohol may be responsible for a hydrant that was sheared off in downtown san francisco. at one point water was gushing 40 feet high. officers say the driver refused to pull over for a traffic stop before he slammed into a building and a fire hydrant. crab boats are idle in san francisco's fisherman's wharf this morning. the crabbers all on strike over
the price of their catch. they were getting $3 a pound when the season started just last month and now fish brokers are talking about dropping that as demand for dungeness is down. crab is likely going to go up. >> as anne makovec says, it's good for the crabs. >> they're rocking in the bay right now saying, hey, we might make it through the holidays. we did a little switchup. we brought the raider fan over here and we moved the bronco and the charger fan over here because there's a big game tonight. >> where are you? >> we represent the afc west. where are you? >> i'm a raider of course. >> a raider fan? >> yeah. >> of course. >> they may not win but i'm a fan. >> at least it will be exciting. they will be playing ball. >> you want to do some weather? >> why not. let's talk about the weather folks. out the door today, no rain to worry about today. it looks like it will stay nice and dry. a lot of clouds out there right now. some low clouds and fog should give way to partly cloudy skies this afternoon. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. staying dry though now for the next few days in fact the weekend looking very nice. maybe an offshore wind and some
beautiful weather on sunday and monday. >> we have slow conditions on 580 this morning. it's busy out of the altamont pass. a little foggy, as well. also westbound 580 loaded up towards 680 and pleasanton. really quick a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on, slow- and-go, business as usual. >> we love the bay area, though, right? >> don't we? >> we love the bay area. >> i just want to say that in case we get any hate e-mails. >> do you love peyton manning? >> no comment. thousands of people, they are heading to livermore. i'm just going to change the subject. biggest lights display in the had bay area attracting about 40,000 people a year many children. 345,000 lights dazzle fans from all over. >> it's sort of one of the first things we always do every year. it's just magical for me. >> well, the display is free and open to the public. if you want to head down that
way, go check it out. beautiful. >> it's gorgeous. a collection of victorian homes in fremont are deck out for christmas as well in the mission san jose district. the residents collecting donations for the sister john marie's pantry to help feed the hungry and please, share your holiday photos with you. email them to email@example.com and post them on our facebook page and tweet them. we'll air them on the show so please send us all the holiday photos. >> all the way through the holidays. >> have a great day. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, december 6th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking news. hillary clinton holds a team meeting on the crisis in syria as concern grows over the possible use of chemical weapon s. the duchess of cambridge heads home after leaving a london hospital.